Englewood Baptist Church prepares to provide for those in need

JACKSON,TN (WNBJ)- The corona virus pandemic caused financial hardship for many people. During this time buying groceries became a struggle. Englewood baptist church saw this need in the community and stepped in.

Englewood is packing 800 grocery boxes in preparation to give them to the community on Thursday. Missions pastor robin Popplewell speaks about the joy that it brings him and the volunteers.

“Really the blessing comes back to me. And really the blessing comes back to our staff and to our volunteers. We love just loving on our community and we’ve just been so blessed and we want to bless as many people as we can and so at the end of the day we love just being the hands and feet of Jesus,” said Robin Popplewell Englewood's Missions Pastor:

Each box is designed to feed a family of 6 to 8 people for a week and provide them with hygiene products. Last year Englewood gave groceries to the community for 16 weeks in a row. Now they are set to provide the community with food again. Many partners donated items or sold them to the church at discounted rates. Church members volunteered to come help pack the 800 boxes.

“Yes we do care about your needs, we do want to help you. I think it makes a great impact. It’s a great way for the church to actually be involved, actually involved in the community,” said Jackie Baker who volunteered to pack the boxes.

Englewood will be giving away the boxes on Thursday from 10 to 12. Anyone is welcome to come out and grab a box on Thursday at Englewood, no strings attached!

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